Etosha is synonymous with exciting African Safari and the Etosha National Park where this all happens. A protected area in northern Namibia where lions, elephants, black rhino and giraffe all gather at a variety of hugely productive waterholes. Rough roads fringe the vast white-green salt flat of the Etosha Pan, a breeding ground for flamingos. Other birdlife includes eagles, hornbills, owls and ostriches. The distinctive Camel Thorn trees provide food and shelter for many of the park’s animals, and are flush with growth after the summer rains. In the drier times, dust devils stir up the parched earth and the landscape takes on an inhospitable air that belies the presence of life, but life there is a plenty.
There are many different concessions and camps in the wild areas of Namibia, and Etosha is no different. We have selected a few that consistently deliver the kind of experiences that we cherish on safari; tranquility, the excitement of tracking Africa’s big game and cherishing the myriad of smaller special creatures that we inevitably come across whilst we are in the wild. The different regions of Etosha provide very different safaris and so moving about and striking the right balance is key in preparing a trip here. The rains usually arrive here between late October and April and this rain has an enormous impact on the arid ecosystem. There is a flush of life that results and insects, birds and the vegetation revels in this time. The busy waterholes of Etosha in the dry season are less a focal point at this time as animals disperse and wander the transformed landscape. Whatever time of year one choses to visit this part of the world, there is always something exceptional on offer.